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Hosts/nerds Bob Boilen and Robin Hilton are your friendly music buddies with the week's best new music discoveries, including conversations with emerging artists, icons and more. Hear songs that can completely change your day, with humor, heart and (sometimes) a whole lot of noise. Directions for use: Morning commute, the gym, or alone time. (If rash persists, discontinue use.)

Hosts/nerds Bob Boilen and Robin Hilton are your friendly music buddies with the week's best new music discoveries, including conversations with emerging artists, icons and more. Hear songs that can completely change your day, with humor, heart and (sometimes) a whole lot of noise. Directions for use: Morning commute, the gym, or alone time. (If rash persists, discontinue use.)

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Hosts/nerds Bob Boilen and Robin Hilton are your friendly music buddies with the week's best new music discoveries, including conversations with emerging artists, icons and more. Hear songs that can completely change your day, with humor, heart and (sometimes) a whole lot of noise. Directions for use: Morning commute, the gym, or alone time. (If rash persists, discontinue use.)

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Episodes

John Prine's Life In 10 Songs

4/9/2020
On this special edition of All Songs Considered, we look back at the life and legacy of the late John Prine through ten of the defining songs from his nearly 50-year career. Host Bob Boilen is joined by NPR Music's Ann Powers as they play cuts from across the singer's deep catalog, from his self-titled, 1971 debut to his final album, 2018's The Tree of Forgiveness. 1. "Sam Stone" from John Prine (1971) 2. "Angel From Montgomery" from John Prine (1971) 3. "Hello In There" from John Prine...

Duration:01:00:15

Radiohead's Ed O'Brien Talks About His New Album, 'Earth'

4/7/2020
In a conversation with All Songs Considered's Bob Boilen, Ed O'Brien reveals how he made Earth, an album that's both boldly colorful and intimate. Earth is an album that feels both boldly colorful and intimate — one that reflects the two landscapes that underlie this record: Brazil and Wales. Mark Ellis, who works under the name Flood, largely produced this album. He has not only a long history of working on big productions from U2 to PJ Harvey, but also has a child in the same school as...

Duration:00:37:32

New Music Friday: April 3

4/3/2020
Our picks for this week's best new albums include the latest from Thundercat, M. Ward, country singers Ashley McBryde and Sam Hunt, ambient cello tunes from Clarice Jensen and more. Featured Albums: 1. M. Ward — Migration Stories Featured Song: "Unreal City" 2. Ashley McBryde — Never Will Featured Song: "Martha Divine" 3. NNAMDÏ — BRAT Featured Song: "Salut" 4. Wilma Archer — A Western Circular Featured Songs: "Last Sniff" and "Killing Crab" 5. Thundercat — It Is What It...

Duration:00:32:25

Old Songs, New Meanings

3/31/2020
Listening to music during this pandemic has cast new light on old familiar tunes. Here's a listener-curated mix-tape of songs whose lyrics have an eerie — or comforting — connection to our current crisis.

Duration:00:41:51

New Music Friday: March 27

3/27/2020
It's another super-packed release week, with stellar new albums from Pearl Jam, Sufjan Stevens, the producer Knxwledge, Little Dragon and more. Featured Albums: 1. Pearl Jam — Gigaton Featured Song: "Quick Escape" 2. Clem Snide — Forever Just Beyond Featured Song: "Roger Ebert" 3. Little Dragon — New Me, Same Us Featured Song: "Are You Feeling Sad?" 4. Sufjan Stevens and Lowell Brams — Aporia Featured Songs: "Ousia," "Agathon" and "Misology" 5. Somni — Home Featured Song:...

Duration:00:34:00

Roger And Brian Eno Reveal How They Made Their Tranquil New Album Together

3/24/2020
The two brothers describe their first-ever album together as a kind of art project — Roger composed the music and Brian added all the color. "Roger is a landscape painter," says Brian, "and I'm an abstract expressionist."

Duration:00:29:49

New Music Friday: March 20

3/20/2020
Finally, some good news! J Balvin's Colores is here, along with The Weeknd's mysterious After Hours, dance therapy from TOKiMONSTA and more, all on our shortlist of the week's best new albums. Featured Albums: 1. J Balvin — Colores Featured Song: "Amarillo" 2. The Weeknd — After Hours Featured Song: "After Hours" 3. TOKiMONSTA — Oasis Nocturno Featured Song: "Get Me Some" 4. Ian William Craig — Red Sun Through Smoke Featured Songs: "Weight" and "Condx QRN" 5. Becca Stevens —...

Duration:00:34:33

What We'll Miss At SXSW This Year

3/16/2020
For the first time in more than 30 years ago, SXSW isn't happening. But we still listened to hundreds of bands that were supposed to play in Austin this week and made some great discoveries. On this episode of All Songs Considered we share just a fraction of our favorite discoveries, including the German electro-pop band, Cosby, the UK singer-songwriter Luke De-Sciscio and the Nigerian singer and rapper known as Rema. Playlist: 1. Cosby: "Follow the Leader" 2. Luke De-Sciscio: "I'm A...

Duration:00:45:14

New Music Friday: March 13

3/13/2020
One Direction singer Niall Horan is back with a new solo album, Big Freedia gets 'Louder' and The Flaming Lips team up with Deap Valley for a gritty new psych-rock project. Featured Albums: 1. Niall Horan — Heartbreak Weather Featured Song: "Nice to Meet Ya" 2. Big Freedia — Louder Featured Song: "Chasing Rainbows" 3. JFDR — New Dreams Featured Song: "Think Too Fast" 4. Dogleg — Melee Featured Song: "Fox" 5. Caitlyn Smith — Supernova Featured Song: "I Don't Want To Love You...

Duration:00:35:55

New Mix: Car Seat Headrest, Anna Calvi, Wire, More

3/11/2020
This week's must-hear mix includes the veteran English art-rock group Wire, singer Anna Calvi's reworking of "Don't Beat the Girl out of My Boy, the return of Car Seat Headrest and more. Playlist: 1. Anna Calvi: "Don't Beat the Girl out of My Boy" (feat. Courtney Barnett) from Hunted 2. Ohmme: "3 2 4 3" from Fantasize Your Ghost 3. Wire: "Cactused" from Mind Hive 4. Car Seat Headrest: "Can't Cool Me Down" (Single) 5. Alex the Astronaut: "I Think You're Great" (Single) 6. Beatuty Pill:...

Duration:00:33:03

New Music Friday: March 6

3/6/2020
Our sprint through the best albums out this week includes the latest from R&B singer Jhené Aiko, Phantogram, singer Mandy Moore's first new music in a decade, Swamp Dogg, Cornershop and more. Featured Albums: 1. Phantogram — Ceremony Featured Song: "Love Me Now" 2. Pantha Du Prince — Conference of Trees Featured Song: "Transparent Tickle Shining Glace" 3. Mandy Moore — Silver Landings Featured Song: "Forgiveness" 4. Jhené Aiko — Chilombo Featured Song: "Happiness Over...

Duration:00:34:35

New Mix: Dirty Projectors, Radiohead's Ed O'Brien, African Head Charge, More

3/3/2020
This week's must-hear mix of songs includes a sunny new track from Dirty Projectors, new solo music from Radiohead's Ed O'Brien and several curiosities from NPR Music's striking Viking, Lars Gotrich. Playlist: 1. Coriky: "Clean Kill" from Coriky 2. Azusa: "Detach" from Loop of Yesterdays 3. African Head Charge: "Dub Some More" (Single) 4. Ricardo Richaid: "Largado Nu" from Travesseiro Feliz 5. Dirty Projectors: "Overlord" (Single) 6. Big Blood: "Providence" from Do You Wanna Have A...

Duration:00:48:28

New Music Friday: Feb. 28

2/28/2020
Our shortlist of the best albums out this week includes Caribou's first new full-length in five years, the rapper G Herbo's PTSD, a career-spanning celebration from Brazilian legend Sergio Mendes and more. Featured Albums: 1. Carbiou — Suddenly Featured Songs: "Home" and "Lime" 2. Real Estate — The Main Thing Featured Song: "You" 3. G Herbo — PTSD Featured Song: "Gangsta's Cry" 4. Kyshona Armstrong — Listen Featured Song: "Fear" 5. Hailey Whitters — The Dream Featured Song: "10...

Duration:00:34:48

New Mix: Jay Som, Moon Hooch, Ada Lea, More

2/25/2020
This week's must-hear mix includes the mind-blowing sax band Moon Hooch, guitarist-singer Jay Som, whose latest builds to a fever pitch, and new discoveries from Wednesday, Momma and more. Playlist: 1. Wednesday: "Fate Is" 2. Momma: "Double Dare" 3. Moon Hooch: "Candlelight" 4. Ellis: "Fall Apart" 5. Jay Som: "A Thousand Words" 6. Ada Lea: "woman, here" 7. Shabaka & the Ancestors: "Go My Heart, Go To Heaven"

Duration:00:36:40

New Music Friday: Feb. 21

2/21/2020
New albums from the K-pop band BTS, Grimes and Best Coast are among our picks for this week's best new releases. Featured Albums: 1. BTS — 'Map of the Soul: 7' Featured Song: "On" 2. Grimes — 'Miss_Anthrop0cene)' Featured Song: "You'll Miss Me When I'm Not Around" 3. Best Coast — 'Always Tomorrow' Featured Song: "Rollercoaster" 4. Royce da 5'9" — 'The Allegory' Featured Songs: "Overcomer" and "Mr. Grace" 5. Katie Pruitt — 'Expectations' Featured Song: "Normal" 6. Moses Sumney —...

Duration:00:33:47

Breathe Deeply: Music To Quiet The Mind And Inspire

2/19/2020
We premiere a new song from Roger and Brian Eno, plus the ambient sounds of Jon Hopkins, Skylar Gudasz and more artists who offer a soothing mix to slow the blood, calm the nerves and inspire the mind. Playlist: 1. Jon Hopkins: "Scene Suspended" (Single) 2. Roger & Brian Eno: "Celeste" from Mixing Colours 3. Lambert: "Vienna" from True 4. Ian Urbina & Teen Daze: "Reel In (Sea Slavery)" from Pure Water 5. Niklas Paschburg: "Duvet" from Svalbard 6. Skylar Gudasz: "Actress" (Single)

Duration:00:31:46

New Music Friday: Feb. 14

2/14/2020
Tame Impala, the K-pop band Monsta X and a new solo album from Nathaniel Rateliff top our shortlist for this week's best new releases. Featured Albums: 1. Tame Impala — 'The Slow Rush' Featured Song: "Is It True?" 2. Monsta X — 'All About Luv' Featured Song: "Someone's Someone" 3. The Ballroom Thieves — 'Unlovely' Featured Song: "Unlovely" 4. Carly Pearce — 'Carly Pearce' Featured Song: "Call Me" 5. The Heliocentrics — 'Infinity of Now' Featured Song: "People Wake Up!" 6....

Duration:00:32:54

The Love Song I Wish I'd Written

2/12/2020
As we barrel toward Valentine's Day, M. Ward, Phoebe Bridgers, Perfume Genius, Raveena and more musicians share the love songs they wish they'd written. 1. Torres' Pick: "Hounds of Love" by Kate Bush 2. Matt Berninger's Pick: "Don't Know How to Keep Loving You" by Julia Jacklin 3. Perfume Genius' Pick: "Consummation" by Nina Simone 4. Amelia Meath's Pick: "Romeo and Juliet" by Dire Straits 5. Raveena's Pick: "Drunk" by Dijon 6. Phoebe Bridgers' Pick: "First Day of My Life" by Bright...

Duration:00:49:40

New Music Friday: Feb. 7

2/7/2020
Our list of the best new albums out this week includes the "garage country" of Aubrie Sellers, former Belle and Sebastian singer Isobel Campbell's first solo album in 14 years, Frazey Ford and more. Featured Albums: 1. Nada Surf — Never Not Together Featured Song: "Come Get Me" 2. Aubrie Sellers — Far From Home Featured Song: "Glad" 3. Elkhorn — The Storm Sessions 4. Envy — The Fallen Crimson Featured Song: "Swaying Leaves and Scattering Breath" 5. Frazey Ford — U Kin Be The...

Duration:00:34:24

New Mix: Tré Burt, Sevdaliza, The Homesick, Deserta, More

2/4/2020
This week's mix of essential new songs includes sonic adventures from the Dutch artists Sevdaliza and The Homesick, the folk singer Tré Burt, hazy, loud guitars from Deserta and more. Playlist: 1. Sevdaliza: "Oh My God" (Single) 2. Down Time: "Not a Complicated Person" (Single) 3. Deserta: "Hide" from 'Black Aura My Sun' 4. Tré Burt: "Real You" from 'Caught It from the Rye' 5. Disq: "Daily Routine" from 'Collector' 6. The Homesick: "Male Bonding" from 'The Big Exercise' 7. Gang of...

Duration:00:41:09